BlackRock Limited Duration Income:BLW

    Manage Alerts


    As of 4/1/2020

    52 Wk Avg$15.30$16.74-8.71%
    52 Wk High$16.71$17.22-2.80%
    52 Wk Low$9.52$12.19-24.36%
    Regular Distribution TypeIncome Only
    Distribution Rate9.73%
    Distribution Amount$0.0981
    Distribution FrequencyMonthly
    Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

    Basic Information

    Investment Objective

    The Funds investment objective is to provide current income and capital appreciation. Normally, it will have average portfolio duration of less than five years (including the effect of anticipated leverage), although it may be longer at any time or time to time depending on market conditions. The Fund will invest primarily in three distinct asset classes: 1) intermediate duration, investment grade corporate bonds, mortgage-related securities and asset-backed securities and U.S. government and agency securities; 2) Senior Loans, and; 3) Non-investment grade bonds. It is anticipated that approximately 70% of its initial portfolio will consist of below investment grade debt securities. There is no limit for U.S. denominated securities of U.S. and non-U.S. issuers. Up to 20% may be invested in non-U.S. denominated securities in emerging markets.

    Capital Structure

    As of 4/1/2020

    Total Investment Exposure:$715.057M
    Total Common Assets:$501.657M
    Common Shares Outstanding:35,832,657

    As of 8/31/2018

    Preferred Share Assets:
    Total Debt (USD): $213.399M
    Regulatory Leverage (USD):
    Effective Leverage (USD): $213.399M
    Effective Leverage (%): 29.84%
    Annual Expense Ratios

    As of 8/31/2019

      Per Common Share
    Management Fees0.24%
    Other Expenses:1.14%
    Baseline Expense: N/A
    Interest Expense:0.26%
    Total: 1.64%
    Fund Management

    Fund Sponsor

    Portfolio Managers
    James Keenan, Mitchell S. Garfin, C. Adrian Marshall, Thomas F. Musmanno

    Category: Fixed Income - Taxable-Limited Duration
    Ticker: BLW
    NAV Ticker: XBLWX
    Average Daily Volume (shares): 139,332
    Average Daily Volume (USD): $2.051M
    Inception Date: 7/28/2003
    Inception Share Price: $20.00
    Inception NAV: $17.33
    Tender Offer: No
    Term: No
    Fiscal Year End: August 31
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    As of 4/1/2020

    Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
    Distribution History

    Enter declared start and end dates to display distribution history below. Income, Long Gain, Short Gain and ROC breakdowns will only be shown for the past year.

    Declared Date Payable Date Ex Date Distrib Amount Income Long Gain Short Gain ROC

    *Indicates a Special Distribution: A distribution disbursed in addition to the normal distributions paid out by the company.

    Key Information Regarding Distributions
    Avg. Earnings Per Share:
    As of 8/31/2019
    Annualized Distribution Rate on NAV:
    As of 4/1/2020
    Total Return on NAV (12 months):
    As of 4/1/2020
    Avg. Portfolio Coupon:
    As of 4/1/2020
    Total % Portfolio Effectively Leveraged:
    As of 4/1/2020

    Pricing Information

    Premium/Discount Information
    Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
    Premium/Discount Information

    As of 4/2/2020

    PeriodAvg Discount
    6 Month-7.02%
    1 Year-8.71%
    3 Year-9.15%
    5 Year-9.46%

    As of 4/1/2020

    3 Month-1.18
    6 Month-1.76
    1 Year-1.50
    Pricing History
    Date NAV Premium / Discount


    Calendar Year Total Returns

    As of 3/31/2020
    Category: Morningstar US CEF Limited Duration

    Past 20 Years

    Return YearPriceNAVCategory - PriceCategory - NAV
    Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
    Annualized Total Returns

    Returns for periods less than one year are cumulative rather than annualized

    As of 3/31/2020
    Category: Morningstar US CEF Limited Duration

    Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

    Portfolio Characteristics

    Portfolio Characteristics
    Average Coupon:
    As of 4/1/2020
    Number of Holdings:
    As of 12/31/2019
    Annual Portfolio Turnover:
    As of 8/31/2019
    Average Bond Price:
    As of 12/31/2019
    Asset Allocation

    As of 12/31/2019 reported by Fund Sponsor

    Top Sectors

    As of 12/31/2019 reported by Fund Sponsor

    Corporate (Super Sector)112.90%
    Corporate Bond67.47%
    Bank Loan41.22%
    Securitized (Super Sector)13.72%
    Asset Backed7.08%
    Agency Mortgage Backed5.20%
    Government (Super Sector)5.03%
    Preferred Stock2.20%
    Top Holdings

    As of 12/31/2019 reported by Fund Sponsor

    HoldingValue% Portfolio
    Invesco Senior Loan ETF$17.25M2.78%
    Federal National Mortgage Association 3%$13.68M2.21%
    United States Treasury Notes 2.75%$8.33M1.34%
    JPMorgan Chase & Co. 6.12%$7.40M1.19%
    Spirit Issuer Plc 5.47%$6.77M1.09%
    TransDigm, Inc. 6.25%$6.63M1.07%
    United States Treasury Notes 2.75%$8.33M1.34%
    Goldman Sachs Group Inc Deposit Shs Repr 1/1000th Non-Cum Perp Pfd Shs Ser$5.43M0.88%
    Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation 4%$5.31M0.86%
    Bamll Coml Mtg Secs Tr 2015-200p 3.72%$5.03M0.81%
    Credit Quality

    As of 12/31/2019 reported by Fund Sponsor

    Maturity Breakdown

    As of 12/31/2019 reported by Fund Sponsor

    Country Allocation

    As of 12/31/2019 reported by Fund Sponsor

    Country% Portfolio
    United States - Fixed Income66.69%
    Others - Fixed Income3.66%
    United Kingdom - Fixed Income3.39%
    Canada - Fixed Income2.25%
    France - Fixed Income1.78%
    Netherlands - Fixed Income1.29%
    Brazil - Fixed Income0.94%
    Italy - Fixed Income0.90%
    Ireland - Fixed Income0.69%
    Portugal - Fixed Income0.58%
    Germany - Fixed Income0.55%
    Peru - Fixed Income0.38%
    Mexico - Fixed Income0.36%
    Colombia - Fixed Income0.23%
    Switzerland - Fixed Income0.19%
    Indonesia - Fixed Income0.18%
    Spain - Fixed Income0.16%
    Russia - Fixed Income0.14%
    China - Fixed Income0.12%
    Argentina - Fixed Income0.10%
    Finland - Fixed Income0.08%
    Australia - Fixed Income0.08%
    India - Fixed Income0.07%
    Chile - Fixed Income0.07%
    South Africa - Fixed Income0.07%
    United States - Equity0.06%
    Belgium - Fixed Income0.06%
    Japan - Fixed Income0.04%
    Sweden - Fixed Income0.04%
    Turkey - Fixed Income0.03%
    Czech Republic - Fixed Income0.02%
    Singapore - Fixed Income0.02%
    United Kingdom - Equity0.00%

    Closed-end fund historical distribution sources have included net investment income, realized gains, and return of capital. For more detailed information on the distributions of a specific fund, please visit the sponsor's website.


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